William Klein, Easter Sunday, Harlem High Hat, New York, 1955. © William Klein
William Klein, Easter Sunday, Harlem High Hat, New York, 1955. © William Klein 

William Klein: YES - Photographs, Paintings, Films, 1948–2013

03/06/2022 - 12/09/2022

International Center of Photography 
79 Essex Street 
 
10002 New York

www.icp.org   

 
Street photographer. Fashion photographer. Painter. Graphic designer. Abstract artist. Writer. Filmmaker. Book maker. Few have transformed as many fields of art and culture as William Klein. From his wildly inventive photographic studies of New York, Rome, Moscow, and Tokyo to bold and witty fashion photographs; from cameraless abstract photography to iconic celebrity portraits; from documentary films about Muhammad Ali, Little Richard, and the Pan-African Festival of Algiers to fiction films about the beauty industry, imperialism, and consumer culture, Klein has made every form and genre his own. Through it all runs his distinct graphic energy and deep affection for humanity’s struggles through the chaos of modern life.